Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy
As the temperatures cool down, it’s time for the cocktails to heat up! Enjoy this Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy for a warming libation right in time for National Hot Tea Month!
I partnered with Tea Council to create this Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy. Recipe and ideas are my own.Jump to Recipe
Get your kettles ready because this cocktail is going to knock your socks off and warm you right up!
Winter is one of my favorite seasons because the weather gives you the perfect excuse to stay inside and cuddle up, and what’s better than wrapping up in a blanket with a good book or watching the latest binge-worthy show and sipping on the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy? The answer is, not much!
I’ve created one of my favorite hot cocktails (and it just so happens to be a tea cocktail) using a few ingredients like blood orange juice, maple syrup, dark rum, and black tea! I love crafting up tea cocktails. Not only do they taste great but true teas (black, green, white, dark, and oolong) also include some important health benefits. Drinking more true tea can lead to healthier gut bacteria which can support your overall immune system.
Enjoy sipping on the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy and learn how you can benefit from drinking tea and tea cocktails!
The Tea Council of the USA is presenting their Sixth Annual Photo-Sharing Sweepstakes! Keep reading to learn how you can win $500, a year’s supply of tea and an at-home tea ritual starter kit!
My love for a hot toddy in the wintertime will never stop, and as much as I love a classic, the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy really takes it up a notch! Check out exactly what I used to achieve this riff.
The Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy can be prepared in under 10 minutes. Start by heating up your water for tea. Once your tea has hit the optimal boiling point this is suggested to be 212°, pour the water into a mug. Steep the tea in the water for about 3-4 minutes. Note: it doesn’t matter if you use loose-leaf tea or a tea bag for this recipe.
While the tea steeps, prepare the bruléed blood orange slices. Slice blood orange into wheels of desired thickness. Pat slices dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Place slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of the blood orange slices with sugar. Use a kitchen torch to torch the top of the blood orange until they are golden brown.
Once the bruléed blood orange slices are ready, go back to your cocktail and add dark rum, blood orange juice, black tea, and maple syrup to a mug and stir. Add a cinnamon stick and star anise. Serve with a bruleed orange slice and enjoy!
If you’re a tea lover like myself then you know the benefits and importance of enjoying a cup of tea. And you can benefit even more this year from sipping on tea. Tea Council of the USA is giving a lucky individual the opportunity to win $500, a year’s supply of tea, and an at-home tea ritual starter kit!
To enter, share how you drink tea. Simply share a photo or video and description on Instagram, Twitter or TikTok with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil (IG and Twitter) or @TeaCouncilUSA (TikTok). You can also enter directly via the link in @Teaouncil’s IG bio. Go ahead and take a moment to express your #IndividualiTEA. Enter for a chance to win here!
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